Sunday, November 08, 2009

SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT

Well I'm going to have to say it was a successful experiment. I was able to PB my half marathon race off my hard marathon training and not injure myself in the process so I'm pretty happy with that. My time 1:19:25 is getting me to the stage were I feel I'm hitting my peak but although I'd be happy to stay right here I think I have more in me. Well I didn't think this at the 18th K mark but I do now, isn't that always the way?

I'll let the photos and videos tell the rest of the story. Got to drink a few more beers and eat something. Thanks for all your recent comments. I was thinking of you out there today. Photos: Me and one of the fast guys from Kawachinagano RC and Me and a video taken at the finish line.

By the way, that time gave me 3rd in my age group 40~49 years , a medal :) and it was 9th overall out of about 800 runners.




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13 comments:

  1. Scott, you look a bit hot and flustered - did that come on after the "small diversion". You also have a bit of an elite-style thinness about you these days. Better tuck into a huge meal of roast chicken tonight ;)

    Seriously though, that's a great PB in the midst of a 120k week. On a cool day, with a week of taper, 1:17 is what I'm thinking.

    Anyway, the 1:19 is a McMillanesque 2:47 marathon, which will leave poor old Steve Lacey as the plodder among ex-pats :)

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  2. Yes, 1:19 is an impressive run. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

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  3. NICE RUN SCOTT, 'steady as she goes'
    you just beat me by 55 secs [1.20.20 set today]!
    look forward to your next video :]

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  4. Great run Scott and well deserved medal. 1st Lady and 9th overall is very impressive.

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  5. Scott's no lady Grellan - he's a ladette at best.

    The other tip I had for you Scott was to ditch the pyjama pants and t-shirt for shorts and singlet - that'll trim another minute.

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  6. Wow Scott- amazing times- it seems like only yesterday we were comparing knee or ankle injuries- and wow you are flying along! (I am not going as well as you but think Kyoto might be my next half!)

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  7. Well done Scott!

    I could run a 1/4 mile in an all out sprint and not match your pace on this, or any other day.

    Your hard work and dedication has paid off.

    Congratulations.

    Ron

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  8. Scott, I am very impressed. I am in awe actually. Congratulations.

    If you feel as if there is better to come then there must be. Let's not set any limits.

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  9. Congratulations Scott. That is a superb result and it is great to see you getting the rewards of your work. I agree with Ewen that a sub 2:50 marathon is a distinct possibility -- so now it is your marathon PB that is he soft one! You have to keep working your way through the set. I don't mind being a plodder behind people who run sub 80 minute halves or sub 2:50 marathons.

    Incidentally, how the hell are you finding the time to fit in that many miles? Are you running to and from work? Do you have a shower at work? I know if I did, my running would be going better. Not making excuses, just the reality of a busy life. With the cooler weather I did run to work the Friday before last, but it isn't something I want to do on a regular basis because somebody will soon work out where the smell is coming from.

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  10. Um, wow. I really can't think of anything to say. That's awesome Scott!

    I do agree with SL though - where do you find the time for all the k's?

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  11. Steve, Scott told me his secret for getting in the early morning runs... a large tin of baked beans just before the evening meal of black fish, then the Mrs kicks him out of bed at 4am in the morning.

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  12. Close Ewen, but no cigar! Still it has given me an opening for a blog post, thanks;)

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  13. I just read about a 1/2 marathon in Japan, the winner did 1.02 and 100th ran 1.06 !
    Scott, why do you think there are so many good runners in japan ?

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